The dead were identified as Halaboda (30) and Sara Khatun (27) from Kyauk Chaung (Shilkhali) in Mangdaw Township.
The man died outside the house while the woman died inside while working. The thunderbolt accompanied by heavy rain hit them at about 4 pm.
A hen and a goat were also killed.
The bodies were sent to Taungbru sub-town health clinic for autopsy. The next day on September 21, the bodies were handed over to relatives and buried in the village graveyard, said a relative of the woman.